McMaster Appointee OPPOSED to HEZBOLLAH'S Designation as a TERRORIST Organization

by JANET LEVY September 18, 2017

In a recent meeting between an Israeli delegation and members of the National Security Council (NSC) scheduled to discuss the extreme threat Hezbollah represents to the Jewish State, the Israelis expressed alarmed at the presence of McMaster appointee, Mustafa Javed Ali.  Ali has been described by a senior member of the Trump administration as being opposed to Hezbollah's designation as a terrorist organization, despite the fact that the group has been so designated by the State Department since 1997 and been responsible for worldwide terrorist attacks, including several against the U.S.

Note:  National security think tank, the Center for Security Policy (CSP) in Washington, D.C., led by Frank Gaffney, former Deputy Secretary of Defense under President Reagan, has called for McMaster's resignation or reassignment based on his opposition to the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group as well as his departure from Trump's proposed counterjihad agenda. CSP has voiced concerns about Obama holdovers in the Trump administration thwarting the president's Islamic counterterrorism plans.

Last month, Mustafa Javed Ali barred Ayaan Hirsi Ali* from giving a scheduled presentation on Islamic terrorism at the NSC (Geller Report) based on his assessment that she was "Islamophobic."  He announced the ONLY condition under which Ms. Ali's speech could proceed:  "Someone from CAIR would have to come in to refute her work."  

CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, was designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history - the Holy Land Foundation Hamas-funding trial of 2008.  In 2014, the United Arab Emirates listed CAIR as a terrorist group. 

Be sure to read David Steinberg's report on the NSC meeting with Israeli officials below.

*Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim born in Somalia in 1969, fled to the Netherlands at the age of 23 to escape a forced marriage.  In 2004, she produced a film with Theo Van Gogh on the widespread Koran-sanctioned abuse of Islamic women and has been living under a fatwa as a result.  That same year, Van Gogh was executed in Amsterdam by a Dutch-born Muslim and Ali's life has been in jeopardy ever since.

Janet Levy,

Los Angeles

General McMaster Sparked a Row with the Israeli Delegation at a White House Meeting on Hezbollah

By David Steinberg, PJ Media,

September 12, 2017

During the week of August 27, an Israeli delegation met with members of the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House to discuss the current threat to Israel by the terror group Hezbollah.

Israel believes this threat is currently dire. This meeting preceded a two-week long Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) exercise to rehearse for possible war with Hezbollah. The Jerusalem Post described this exercise, which commenced on September 4 and is ongoing, as the IDF's largest in 20 years.

Hezbollah has been a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization since 1997. However, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly brought NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism Mustafa ‪Javed Ali to the White House meeting with Israel. Ali, a McMaster appointee, is described by a senior administration source as being "opposed to Hezbollah's designation as a terrorist organization."

What then transpired at the meeting has been confirmed to PJ Media by several administration sources, by members of non-governmental organizations involved in national security, and by a source within the Israeli government.

The Israeli delegation demanded that Mustafa ‪Javed Ali leave the room.

This demand was made despite the clear likelihood that Ali would later be privy to the meeting's materials and discussion. As such, sources speculated that Israel intended the demand to serve as a message to President Trump that McMaster's behavior has constituted a subversion of Trump's stated Middle East policy.

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Janet Levy, MBA, MSW, is an activist, world traveler, and freelance journalist who has contributed to American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Full Disclosure Network, FrontPage Magazine, Family Security Matters and other publications. She blogs at

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